Power Plant hits five years old in style with a new EP that draws on the label’s many great talents. Run by the Swedish sensation La Fleur, who is a Watergate resident and regular on the run house label, she appears here in fine form and also taps up associates old and new in the form of Acid Mondays, Knutsson/Berg, Justin Massei & Jesper Ryom. Each one to a man (and woman) comes correct with the sort of infectious club sounds that make you move.
Acid Mondays go first and serve up a sizzling, dark track that is weird, freaky and full of spooky sounds. It is dense and tightly coiled and has pinging toms and careful claps running through with occult synths and monster vox. Then it is the turn of La Fleur, who cooks up a deep and infectious tech number with rich bass looping down low, crisp hits and a real sense of electronic funk in its bones.
Swedish artists Knutsson/Berg then go dubbed out and technoid with their jam Acid Nord, which is full of fat 303 lines and really gets under your skin. With Diss Ya, Justin Massei keeps it deep and rolling a la Bluetrain. His fat roller has spooky vocals and drifting chords fleshing out a train track groove. Last of all Jesper Ryom offers Chants, a playful affair with big bold downward bass strokes, tooting instrumentals and a tribal feel that will make clubs march as one.